This is a guest post by my friend and fitness expert Craig Ballantyne of Turbulence Training. He lays out 5 easy techniques for you to easily increase the intensity of your workout programs. If you are looking to burn fat this is a great way to drastically increase your calorie burning efforts doing the same exercises in your workout.
If you want to squeeze even more fat burning results out of the already amazing Turbulence Training workouts, here are 5 cool workout tips that will super-charge your fat burning success. If you are not doing TT workouts that is fine you can get a free program here –>> Turbulence Training Workout or you can apply these methods to your current workout.
1) Use the TRIPLE set method
Here is an example for your shoulder exercises
Try the triple shoulder set
- side raise
- front raise
Looking to boost your biceps give this tri set a shot
- DB incline curls
- straight bar curls
- dumbbell hammer curls
Great Triceps muscle building tri set
- seated overhead db single arm tricep extension
- db lying 2-arm ext
- close grip pushup.
2) Do the Superset Switch-up
Change your workout sets. For those that do one exercise at a time move to supersets. If you have been doing supersets for a while and are use to the intensity it is time to up the intensity. Start doing all your exercises in a circuit. The weight may drop slightly, but you’ll get your workout done faster and but in more effort. This makes for a great change of pace without sacrificing results.
Great for increasing the difficulty of many exercises, from pushups to squats to pullups. If you have been working out for a while and are looking to make some of the more basic exercises more challenging, this is a great way to do it.
Pause in the middle of your rep. Take the push up for example… stop halfway down the pushup, hold for 3-5 seconds, touch your chest to the floor, come back up, pause in the middle again then finish for 1 rep. Or hold the top of the pullup for 2 seconds. That can make a huge difference in response from exercises you are using regularly.
4) Add beach-body sculpting shoulder and arm exercises to the end of your TT Workouts
A lot of tt readers who have a little extra time for more workouts want to add in a bit more arm or shoulder training. Here’s an awesome tri-set to top off your beach body:
A) 1-Arm DB Shoulder Presses – 8 reps
B) DB Lying Triceps Extensions – 10 reps
C) DB Incline Curls – 12 reps
Rest 1 minute and repeat two more times for maximum results.
5) Before the workout, do KB swings or intervals
Save this one, not to be done all the time. Here’s a little trick you can use to make your workouts seem harder in terms of conditioning. Instead of leaving all of the intervals to the end, do half of the interval training or kettlebell swings at the beginning of your workout. This will increase your breathing and heart rate. This will also make the rest of the workout feel harder, but you might have to drop your weight as this can zap your strength levels, so use sparingly.
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